Gov't transport priorities favour cycling.

snorri

Legendary Member
I would like to say I am greatly encouraged to hear of this new found enthusiasm for cycling from the Scottish government, but can't help thinking..I've seen it all before.
https://www.scotsman.com/news/opini...ties-put-lone-drivers-at-the-bottom-1-4979692

A quote from the article......
"the total distance cycled fell by 6.5 per cent between 2012 and 2017." This in a period when bike usage was supposed to increase to a point where 10% of all journeys are made by bike by 2020. :sad:

New 'National Transport Strategy'
https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/national-transport-strategy/

They want to hear from us:smile:.
 

Slick

Guru
I don't blame you for thinking that you have heard it before because we have. It has improved but it's all very sporadic and at the current rate of progress, I'll be on the road mixing it with traffic until I retire. :sad:
 
I would like to say I am greatly encouraged to hear of this new found enthusiasm for cycling from the Scottish government, but can't help thinking..I've seen it all before.
https://www.scotsman.com/news/opini...ties-put-lone-drivers-at-the-bottom-1-4979692

A quote from the article......
"the total distance cycled fell by 6.5 per cent between 2012 and 2017." This in a period when bike usage was supposed to increase to a point where 10% of all journeys are made by bike by 2020. :sad:

New 'National Transport Strategy'
https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/national-transport-strategy/

They want to hear from us:smile:.
You are right to be sceptical I am too (and I hope we are proved wrong), previously they had a chance to implement presumed liability under C.A.P.S 2010 but they've stepped back from it :sad:
 

mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
I don't blame you for thinking that you have heard it before because we have. It has improved but it's all very sporadic and at the current rate of progress, I'll be on the road mixing it with traffic until I retire. :sad:
Yes and I've said it before: the UK has some of the best cycling policies in the world (not the absolute best but pretty good) and one day, someone somewhere will actually implement them in full. Until then, we've got inconsistent, incomplete and mediocre cycle route networks.
 

Slick

Guru
Yes and I've said it before: the UK has some of the best cycling policies in the world (not the absolute best but pretty good) and one day, someone somewhere will actually implement them in full. Until then, we've got inconsistent, incomplete and mediocre cycle route networks.
I look forward to it. For the moment, the best I expect for now is the ride home cycling passed loads of static motors with nowhere to go.
 
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